Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class
Oct
21
9:00am 9:00am

Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class

On Saturday, October 14, 9 am - 1 pm part one will be held. This session will cover the history of the Anglican and Episcopal Churches. 

Part two will be held on Saturday, October, 21, 9 am - 1 pm. This session will cover the prayer book, Episcopal practices, and will include an Instructed Eucharist.

If it is your desire to join St. Francis and the Episcopal Church both of these class are necessary to take. All others are welcome to attend as they wish.

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Taize Service
Oct
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class
Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class

On Saturday, October 14, 9 am - 1 pm part one will be held. This session will cover the history of the Anglican and Episcopal Churches. 

Part two will be held on Saturday, October, 21, 9 am - 1 pm. This session will cover the prayer book, Episcopal practices, and will include an Instructed Eucharist.

If it is your desire to join St. Francis and the Episcopal Church both of these class are necessary to take. All others are welcome to attend as they wish.

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St. Francis Day
Sep
30
10:30am10:30am

St. Francis Day

Our St. Francis Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm. Lunch will be a true Italian feast with the parish providing lasagna (please bring a side dish or beverage to share). Live music will be provided by our local musician, Scott Pallot. Festivities will include a bounce house, horse races and other games. Fr. Ben will be moving through the festivities blessing animals. Bring yourselves, your family, your friends, and your pets (or a picture of them). Let’s come together and celebrate.

If you are interested in helping with set-up (Friday and Saturday) or clean-up sign up on the board in the parish hall or contact Joseph Whidby at 478-731-3309 or joseph.whidby@gmail.com

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Taize Service
Sep
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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St. Francis Speaks
Sep
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

St. Francis Speaks

Join us on the second Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 pm for fellowship and discussion.

On Wednesday, September 13th, we will have a poetry reading by Anya Krugovoy Silver. Anya is a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church. She is the author of three books of poetry, The Ninety-Third Name of God (2010), I Watched You Disappear (2014), and From Nothing (2016).  Her fourth book, Second Bloom, is forthcoming in September 2017. Her work has been published in many literary magazines, including Image, The Harvard Review, The Georgia Review, Five Points, Crazyhorse, New Ohio Review, Witness, The Christian Century, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry ReviewShenandoah, and many others.   Her work is included in Best American Poetry 2016. Her poems have been featured on Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac," in Ted Kooser's syndicated column, "American Life in Poetry," as an Academy of American Poets' poem of the day, and on Poetry Daily.  Her poems have been anthologized in several books, including The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry (Cascade), Poetry in Medicine (Persea), From Midnight to Dawn(Paraclete) and How to Write a Poem (T.S. Poetry Press), among others. She was named Georgia Author of the Year/Poetry for 2015.  She currently teaches in the English Department at Mercer University.  She shares her life with her husband, son, and cockapoo.  Since 2004, she has been living and thriving with inflammatory breast cancer.   

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Transfiguration Sunday
Aug
6
6:00am 6:00am

Transfiguration Sunday

Join us to celebrate the Transfiguration of Jesus. This miracle is unique among others that appear in the gospels, in that the miracle happens to Jesus himself. The Transfiguration is a pivotal moment, and the setting on the mountain is presented as the point where human nature meets God, with Jesus himself as the connecting point, acting as the bridge between heaven and earth.

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The Feast of Ascension Service
May
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Feast of Ascension Service

The Feast of the Ascension refers to Jesus bodily ascending to heaven. According to the New Testament, the Ascension of Jesus occurring 40 days after Easter and ten days before Pentecost. The Feast of the Ascension is one of the great solemnities in the Christian liturgical calendar.

 

Join us for this worship service.

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Lenten Quiet Day
Apr
8
10:00am10:00am

Lenten Quiet Day

Please join us for a Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, April 8 from 10-2 sponsored by the Daughters of the King. We will begin to prepare for Holy Week with a day of silence and reflection. Our meditations will reflect this year's Lenten focus of forgiveness. Snacks will be provided but everyone is asked to bring their own lunch.

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Doubt
Apr
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Doubt

We are excited that plans for our Readers' Theater production of the play "Doubt" are well underway.  Tickets are $10 per person and available from Outreach members Sylvia Martin, Beverly Soles, Roz Goudeau, Marion McDougall and Judy Sexton; also in the Church Office from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.  We will also have tickets available in the Parish Hall on Sunday, March 26 and April 2 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Your support is vital so the Outreach committee can do its work to help those in need. Please help us achieve our goal.

 

 

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Episcopal 101, Part II
Mar
25
9:00am 9:00am

Episcopal 101, Part II

Episcopal 101 Classes (Spring intensive course)

Are you new to the Episcopal Church or curious about our beliefs, customs, and practices? Join our priests for this two-part semiannual class typically held during late winter/early spring before Easter and in the late fall. Classes are open to all but are required for adults who wish to join St. Francis and the Episcopal Church through Baptism or Reception. These classes are also required for youth ages 12-15 wishing to be confirmed.

The topics will include a brief history of Christianity manifested as Anglicanism in Britain and the world, including the Episcopal Church in America. We will study and discuss the Book of Common Prayer, sacraments and symbols, and the seasons of the church, how we pray and interpret scripture as Episcopalians, and how prayer shapes our believing but more importantly we will discuss how what we say we believe is put into action as love (service)  in the world.

Those being confirmed and received are invited to attend the next Diocesan Confirmation Service at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta on Sunday, April 2nd at 4 pm.

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Safeguarding God's People Training
Mar
18
10:00am10:00am

Safeguarding God's People Training

Safeguarding God's People training will be offered at Christ Church on Saturday, March 18th, at 10:00 am.  

Safeguarding God's People (SGP) is a training program for the prevention of sexual exploitation in communities of faith. Training is designed to help participants understand the overt and the subtle, the intentional and unintentional, ways in which exploitation and harassment occur in church, school and institutional settings. The aim of the training is to prevent exploitation and harassment by making everyone more aware of her/his words, actions, and intentions as we engage together in ministry.

Who is required to take Safeguarding God's PEOPLE training?
All clergy, church employees, vestry members, lay pastoral care ministers (including Stephen Ministers), spiritual directors, eucharistic visitors, hospital visitors authorized by the church, leaders and facilitators of all adult programs and small group ministries, seminarians, interns and lay chaplains are required to take Safeguarding God's People. 

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Episcopal 101, Part I
Mar
18
9:00am 9:00am

Episcopal 101, Part I

Episcopal 101 Classes (Spring intensive course)

Are you new to the Episcopal Church or curious about our beliefs, customs, and practices? Join our priests for this two-part semiannual class typically held during late winter/early spring before Easter and in the late fall. Classes are open to all but are required for adults who wish to join St. Francis and the Episcopal Church through Baptism or Reception. These classes are also required for youth ages 12-15 wishing to be confirmed.

The topics will include a brief history of Christianity manifested as Anglicanism in Britain and the world, including the Episcopal Church in America. We will study and discuss the Book of Common Prayer, sacraments and symbols, and the seasons of the church, how we pray and interpret scripture as Episcopalians, and how prayer shapes our believing but more importantly we will discuss how what we say we believe is put into action as love (service)  in the world.

Those being confirmed and received are invited to attend the next Diocesan Confirmation Service at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta on Sunday, April 2nd at 4 pm.

 

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Altar Guild's Annual Meeting
Mar
11
10:00am10:00am

Altar Guild's Annual Meeting

Are you looking for a way to serve at St. Francis?  Altar Guild ministry holds special appeal to those who love to worship in the beauty of holiness.  Members of the Altar Guild are the invisible ones who set up and clean up for all worship services throughout the church year. Presently there are 18 members who share this responsibility.            

New members are needed and will be most welcome!  Please consider coming to our annual meeting when you can learn about this special kind of service.  Be assured that you may come as an uncommitted inquirer, or already knowing that you want to join. 

WHEN? 
Saturday, March 11th at 10:00 AM in the St. Clare Room. A delicious celebratory lunch is served!

For more information, contact Susan Locke at 477-8471 of Linda Destree at 477-9359.

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Ash Wednesday
Mar
1
7:30am 7:30am

Ash Wednesday

Join us on March 1st for our Ash Wednesday services: 

  • 7:30 am - Morning Prayer with Imposition of Ashes
  • 12:10 pm - Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
  • 6:30 pm - Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

All are welcome.

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Shrove Tuesday
Feb
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Shrove Tuesday

We are having a Shrove Tuesday celebration on February 28th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm with red beans and rice, salad, and king's cake. The cost is $10 per person/$25 per family of 3 or more. All the proceeds go to support our Youth Ministry.

Click here to RSVP via Facebook.

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